This overskirt by Thimbles and Acorns has a cut away feature that gives it a lovely layered effect. The lining creates an interesting contrast effect with the folds of the pleats. The waistband snaps on the side, hiding the opening underneath the pleat. It is designed to be worn with Thimbles and Acorns 16" or 18" 1870s Bustle Dress and can be worn with or without a bustle. It is also suitable to be worn with other Victorian or Steampunk styled skirts and bodices.
This PDF sewing pattern is sized to fit American Girl®, A Girl for All Time®, and other similarly sized dolls.
Recommended Fabrics: Overskirt in lightweight cotton, linen, dotted Swiss, voile, or silk. Not suitable for knits. Overskirt Lining in lightweight cotton batiste, muslin, or silk. Not suitable for knits.
Overskirt ~ 2/3 yard (2/3 m)
Overskirt Lining ~1/2 yard (1/2 m)
Note: Fabric amounts are generous; most items can be cut from leftover pieces of fabric.
Thread. One Medium Snap
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 15 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides digitally drawn step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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I just finished this option to the "1870's Bustle Dress" by Thimbles and Acorns. It was easy to make and is a beautiful option, and with the "Waterfall Bustle" pattern, the three provide endless possibilities for different looks. This is one of my favorite pattern makers because the pieces fit perfectly together and produce a marvelous custom fit for AG dolls.
Used this add-on overskirt as an enhancement to a wedding gown, loved the outcome, so happy I purchased this pattern. Will definitely be using it again but probably not as a historical garment add-on!
Awesome! We love to hear of new ways to use the patterns!
Great pattern, so happy with how it turned out.
This pattern is very easy with clear instructions and creates a lovely and versatile garment.